Supporting Women in Skilled Trades

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Office to Advance Women Apprentices NB

The Office to Advance Women Apprentices New Brunswick helps advance women in under-represented trades. We develop partnerships with employers, trades unions, government, and training institutions to identify barriers, track and measure success, and work with tradeswomen in New Brunswick to increase their opportunities for success in the under-represented skilled trades.

The Office to Advance Women Apprentices New Brunswick creates ongoing support services for women seeking or already employed in the skilled trades. 

Our work includes:

  • Connecting tradeswomen to employers
  • Career services, employment supports, and networking opportunities for tradeswomen,
  • Engaging and building partnerships with key stakeholders including employers, trades unions, and training providers to improve participation and success of women in the trades, and
  • Development and maintenance of a registry database to track services provided and apprenticeship numbers of tradeswomen.

We are building on the Office to Advance Women Apprentices’ successful model from Newfoundland & Labrador; creating a meaningful program promoting the value of women in under-represented skilled trades.

The office’s measurable outcomes will impact, not only the trades industry, but the lives of women who enter the trades, earn their Red Seal certification, and pursue a lifelong career of learning in a challenging industry, with wages and benefits to support their families.

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Join Our Network

If you’re a tradeswoman in New Brunswick looking for work, register to become part of the Office to Advance Women Apprentices New Brunswick network. 

We’re committed to increasing the number of tradeswomen working in their field through directly connecting workers and employers in New Brunswick. 

By registering, we will include you in our database of tradeswomen who have completed trades training programs, matching you with employers looking for skilled tradespeople. 

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Exploring the Trades

If you’re interested in exploring a career in a skilled trade our office can assist you. Please complete the short registration below to get in touch with us.


We Connect Apprentices & Employers

Employers can contact the Office to Advance Women Apprentices NB to get access to the resumes of tradeswomen from our vast database of qualified workers across the province. When you’re hiring, let us know and we’ll forward resumes from highly-skilled women workers directly to you to speed up and simplify your hiring process.

*Note: Employer's names are kept confidential unless otherwise specified by the employer.

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Featured ARTICLE

As New Brunswick faces a labour shortage due to an aging population set to retire in droves in the next decade, an organization designed to help employers find skilled trades workers has opened shop in the province.

July 30, 2020 |  Huddle Article

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